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Celebrating Placitas’s volunteer spirit

—Karen Cox, Placitas Community Library

On March 21, there will be two events held at the Placitas Community Library to honor the volunteers of Placitas. One will be free to all, held in the Labyrinth built last year. The second event is a fundraiser for Casa Rosa—a local organization that provides food and other services that empower the people of Placitas—that will begin inside at 5:00 p.m.

The idea for this celebration of the first day of Spring arose when members of three local volunteer organizations, the Placitas Community Library, the Placitas Artists Series, and the Jardineros de Placitas got together. They saw that the energies of so many local volunteer groups enrich our lives and our sense of community: volunteers at the local churches and school, volunteers in groups like ES-CA, Pathways, Las Placitas Association, the Placitas Fire Brigade, Firewise, Casa Rosa, Placitas Recycling Center, Placitas Animal Rescue, and Sophia’s Giving Circle of Placitas, to name a few.

Come join the outdoor celebration at the Placitas Community Labyrinth around 3:30 p.m. Music will be provided by the Placitas Artists Series and you can enjoy some simple refreshments donated by Jardineros de Placitas. At 4:00 p.m., we’ll begin a ceremony at the labyrinth entrance, dedicated to the volunteer spirit in our Placitas community.

Following the free community event, you’re invited to attend a fundraiser for Casa Rosa. Come on into the Placitas Community Library for more festivities. Sophia’s Giving Circle of Placitas has donated beverages, appetizers will be provided by Jardineros de Placitas, and music will flow from the talents of the Placitas Artists Series. Your donation of ten dollars for individuals or $15 dollars for couples and families will help to support Casa Rosa.

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